Oh my oh my!
After two cracking games in Thurles last Sunday, we look forward to a weekend of epic football..not two games..but three games Saturday and Sunday. The times and dates of these games have been announced in the last 30 minutes before I write and as you would expect, all games are in Croke Park.
What an atmosphere it will be!
The times of each games are:
Saturday: 12pm: Antrim v Wicklow, in the Tommy Murphy cup final
2pm: Wexford v Down, the first qualifier of the All Ireland football chamipionship
4pm: Mayo v Tyrone, the 2nd qualifier
Sunday: 12pm: Sligo v Louth, the Nicky Rackard cup final (a bit like the 2nd division)
2pm: Fermanagh v Kildare, the 3rd qualifier
4pm: Kerry (the current All Ireland holders) v Mayo
All these draws can be seen here.
In these two days, there are 4 teams from the north playing, and their fans are nothing short of dedicated..they know how to support their counties. The winners of these qualifiers will go on to meet Dublin, Cork, Galway and Armagh.
Personally, I am looking forward to all these games but am really daunted by how busy it will be in there. Each day will bring close to 70,000 fans and I can see myself working close on 7 hours each day..so much for the weekend eh?
At least we have the Dublin match to look forward to in two weeks time!